Great Plains State Park
|Great Plains State Park|
Great Plains State Park, March 2012
|Location||Kiowa County, Oklahoma, United States|
|Nearest city||Mountain Park, OK|
|Area||487 acres (197 ha)|
|Governing body||Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department|
Great Plains State Park is a 487-acre (1.97 km2) Oklahoma state park located in Kiowa County, Oklahoma. It is located near the city of Mountain Park, Oklahoma. Located south of Hobart off Hwy 183, Great Plains State Park is nestled between the Wichita Mountains and the Tom Steed Reservoir.[a] The area offers water sports, boating, boat ramps, camping, RV parking, swimming beach, playground, picnic areas, cycling, mountain biking and hiking trails. The campground spans approximately 460 acres (1.9 km2) of park land with 56 RV hookups and 30 tent sites. RV sites consist of 14 modern water, sewer, and electric sites and 42 semi-modern sites with water and electric. Located on the shores of Tom Steed Reservoir, a large lake with 31 miles (50 km) of shoreline.
Proposed park closure in 2018
In March 2017, the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation published a list of 16 state parks that may be closed to help offset a reduction in its budget for 2018. Great Plains State Park is on this list. This list represents approximately one-half of the parks remaining after the department closed seven parks in 2011.
- The park is on the east shore of the 6,400 acres (26 km2) Tom Steed Reservoir.
- "Great Plains State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
- "Great Plains State Park". Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
- Fultenberg, Lorne. "Half of Oklahoma state parks could close with budget cuts." KFOR News. March 13, 2017. Accessed November 1, 2017.
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